M104, the Sombrero – an attractive target for amateur astronomers; an edge-on spiral galaxy with an emphatic dark dust lane
A Supernova in Galaxy NGC 4647
Crescent Moon in the Sunset
The visually brightest, most massive and largest globular cluster in the sky.
The Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83
M78, a fan-shaped ‘reflection’ nebula in Orion…
Caldwell 90, in Carina
A Poem about the search for intelligent life in the Universe
Poor old M43, overlooked and neglected.
Star Trails in the Octans constellation.
A Star within the Eta Carina Nebula Image exposure: 45.75 min Image field of view: 23.9 x 16 arcmin Image … More
A rare break in the weather enabled me to capture this elegant looking planetary nebula.
Planetary Nebulae are pretty darn’ small in the telescope.
A fine barred spiral galaxy in Fornax
8,100 light years away
Deep Sky Post 1 of 3 (Solar System) Post 2 of 3 (Deep Sky) Click on any image to view … More
Deep Sky An annual review of my best deep sky (beyond the Solar System) images. Thanks for looking! Post 1 … More
This is what a supernova explosion looks like after nearly a thousand years have passed!
Caldwell 109 Apparent magnitude: +10.1 Apparent dimensions: 40″ x 35″ Constellation: Chamaeleon At the considerable distance of 5,500 light years, … More
NGC 1535 Object type: Planetary Nebula Apparent magnitude: +9.4 Apparent dimensions: 0.8 x 0.7 arc-mins Constellation: Eridanus “Cleopatra’s Eye” is … More
Planetary Nebula NGC 246, Caldwell 56 Apparent magnitude: +10.4 Apparent dimensions: 4.0 x 3.5 arc minutes Constellation: Cetus Image exposure: … More
Planetary Nebula NGC 7009
Planetary Nebula NGC 7293.
Io Casts a Shadow
The Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 292
Omega Nebula, M17
In the constellation of Sagittarius
NGC 346 and more in the Small Magellanic Cloud
A colossal star-forming emission nebula in the southern constellation of Scorpius
Open Star Cluster
Planetary Nebula in Scorpius
Emission Nebula in Sagittarius
The ‘Fine Ring’ Nebula
NGC 3918 in Centaurus
A unique planetary nebula in Scorpius
Dark Nebula in the Eta Carinae Nebula
The Lobster Nebula
A Distant Globular Cluster in Apus
NGC 6334, an emission nebula in Scorpius
Part of the Running Chicken Emission Nebula
An open cluster in Cancer….
A galaxy in Cancer….
An open cluster in Carina…astro-imaging
A globular cluster in the southern constellation of Musca
NGC 2682 Constellation: Cancer Magnitude: +6.9 Diameter: 19 light years. Apparent size: 25 arc min Distance: 2600 light years. Open Clusters … More
M105 & Friends
The Omicron Velorum Cluster IC 2391.
The Rosette emission nebula in Monoceros
The Running Chicken Emission Nebula
A fine globular cluster in the Vela constellation.
Lower’s Nebula, Sharpless 2-261
The Nebula & The Star.
Open Cluster NGC 2447 Constellation: Puppis Magnitude: +6.2 Apparent size: 10 arc min Diameter: 9.8 light years. Distance: 3,400 light … More
Supernova remnant M1, the Crab Nebula
The Horsehead Dark Nebula in Orion
A Reflection Nebula in Orion
Emission Nebula M42
Globular Cluster in Corona Australis
The Helix Planetary Nebula in Aquarius
The second nearest globular cluster.
A very young cluster near the Southern Cross.
The Small Sagittarius Star Cloud, M24.
98 million light years away.
M27 is known as the Dumbbell Nebula or the Apple Core Nebula.
The third brightest globular cluster in the sky
Twelve million light years away.
The Trifid Nebula M20 in Sagittarius.
A fine globular cluster near the Small Magellanic Cloud.
A southern planetary nebula, located just 9° from the South Celestial Pole.
Planetary nebula M57.
The Gabriela Mistral Nebula & the Gem star cluster.
A globular cluster, 30° from the South Celestial Pole.
M83 two hour exposure.
Amateur astro-photography is not always about imaging the most beautiful wide nebulae.
Where’s the supernova??
A galaxy with a very prominent symmetrical dust ring, seen about 6° from edge-on.
The most remarkable objects in the Southern sky.
Over one hundred and forty globular clusters orbit the Milky Way outside the galactic disc structure.